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Visiting Cultural Festivals to Teach Kids about Other Cultures

I don’t know about where you live but, in our area, it seems the end of summer and beginning of fall is the time for festivals! Cultural festivals can be a great way to introduce your kids to cultures from around the world. We recently visited our local festival in Kansas City, the Ethnic Enrichment […]

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5 Tips to De-Mystify Iran with Kids

Thanks to a 36-year social and economic embargo between Iran and most industrialized nations, Iran remains a mysterious, misunderstood nation. As a generation of parents who might remember the 1979-80 hostage crisis and associate images of angry protesters burning American flags on Tehran’s streets, or simply have no personal contact with Iran or Iranians at

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A Child-Friendly Introduction to Iran

Iran (Islamic Republic of Iran) جمهوری اسلامی ایران Jomhuri-ye Eslāmi-ye Irān Iran is a beautiful country in the Middle East located by the coasts of Caspian Sea and Indian Ocean. Since it is one of the countries of my children’s heritage, I’d like to share with you a child-friendly introduction to Iran, with some of

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Naw-Ruz Craft: Nine-pointed Star Necklace {Creative World of Varya}

March 20th through 22st is a very special time for many people around the world. Not only is it the time of spring equinox, but it is a time  for Naw-Ruz  (Nowruz) – New Year –  which is  celebrated in many countries. It is a beautiful festival, adorned with gorgeous decorations, filled with gifts and

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